Spring is here; let’s get back to nutrition basics.

With the craze of the New Year resolutions over, are you starting to see the results you wanted? If the answer is no, maybe it’s time to get back to basics.

With so many diet trends and eating routines out there, it is hard to know which will work the best for you. No matter what program or diet you choose, there are a few basic rules that are common among them. These are recommendations that can be followed as part of a lifestyle change, not just a New Year fad.

First rule: Limit starchy carbs. Most every diet trend will tell you breads and pastas are the enemy of any successful weight loss routine. They can still be enjoyed on occasion, just try and limit them to only on occasion.

Second rule: Eat Breakfast: Every nutritionist you talk to will tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Countless studies have been done showing the benefits of starting your day with some food, from lower body weight, improved weight loss, and better energy throughout the day.

Third Rule: Vegetables; eat them: Veggies are your friends, and they should be eaten with nearly every meal. They are great sources of vitamins, minerals, and fiber all while being low calorie. They help you feel fuller for longer and avoid the vending machine temptations.

Fourth Rule: It’s okay to cheat! Many people go crazy when it comes to their diets. Don’t let that birthday cake ruin everything. Acknowledge it and get back on track the next day. You can do it.

Stick to these basics and you’ll be back on track in no time!

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